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Dale G. Tazbier Sr.

February 20, 1947 ~ December 24, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Dale G. Tazbier Sr. Obituary

Dale G. Tazbier Sr. of Lake in the Hills, Illinois passed away at Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital on Sunday, December 24, 2023. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 20, 1947 the son of Joseph and Adeline (Kaminski) Tazbier.

He was a U.S Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War during 1968. He was stationed at Long Binh with the 7th Transportation Battalion 48th Group, at the 572nd Transportation Company (Medium Truck) “the Gypsy bandits”. When they were moved to Quang Tri, he was assigned to the 534th Transportation Company (Medium Truck). He was a Private First Class when he went over to Vietnam, and was promoted to Spec 4 and finally Spec 5.

Dale was a mechanic at Ford for over 40 years before retiring. In his spare time, you could find him in his garden, in his well groomed yard full of beautiful flowers, in his garage building or fixing things, or relaxing on the couch downstairs watching This Old House. In recent years, Dale enjoyed visiting the local library, where he would check out a variety of movies.

One of his most proud moments came in 2015, when his first grandson, Gavin was born. In 2016, his second grandson Cooper was born. He adored Gavin and Cooper and loved to hear them call him “Papa T”.

Dale is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Cleo M. (Rakow) Tazbier; his loving children, Dale Jr. (Rachael) Tazbier, Kimberly (Tom) Colburn and Jeff Tazbier; his cherished grandchildren, Gavin and Cooper; his dear brother Chris Tazbier; his sister-in-law, Joan Pope; and many cherished nieces & nephews.

In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his brothers Jim (the late Ann) Tazbier and Donald (the late Ann) Tazbier; his infant sister, Diane Tazbier; his sister-in-law Miriam Inglis, brother-in-laws, Brian Pope, John Rakow, and Rich Rakow; and his nephew Duane Tazbier.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the COPD Foundation.

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM along with Military Funeral Honors under the auspices of the Lake in the Hills American Legion Post #1231 to begin at 5:00 PM and a eulogy service will also begin at 7:00 PM that evening all at Willow Funeral Home & Cremation Care 1415 W. Algonquin Rd., (one half mile east of Randall Rd.) Algonquin/Lake in the Hills.

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Memorial Visitation
January 4, 2024

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Willow Funeral Home
1415 W. Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL 60102

Funeral Service
January 4, 2024

7:00 PM
Willow Funeral Home
1415 W. Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL 60102


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